It would be remiss of me not to point out that the 2008 Hugo Awards were given out this past weekend at Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention. Here the results, from the official site:
- Novel: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins; Fourth Estate)
- Novella: “All Seated on the Ground” by Connie Willis (Asimov’s Dec. 2007; Subterranean Press)
- Novelette: “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate” by Ted Chiang (Subterranean Press; F&SF Sept. 2007)
- Short Story: “Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s June 2007)
- Non-fiction Book: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction by Jeff Prucher (Oxford University Press)
- Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Stardust Written by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn, Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Charles Vess Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Paramount Pictures)
- Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Doctor Who “Blink” Written by Steven Moffat Directed by Hettie Macdonald (BBC)
- Professional Editor, Long Form: David Hartwell
- Professional Editor, Short Form: Gordon Van Gelder (F&SF)
- Professional Artist: Stephan Martiniere
- Semiprozine: Locus, edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & Liza Groen Trombi
- Fanzine: File 770
- Fan Writer: John Scalzi
- Fan Artist: Brad Foster
- Campbell Award: Mary Robinette Kowal
While I will admit to great joy at the winners of some categories, and some disappointment at the winner of at least one other (don’t ask, because I’m not telling 😉 ), a hearty congratulations is extended to all for the recognition.
- The final list of nominees in each category can be found here, and the the final tally of the breakdown of voting is here. The nominee page contains links to where all of the Novella, Novelette, and Short Story finalists can be read freely online.
- Also, continuing what is now a Official Tradition, many of the nominated short stories, including four of the five final nominees, are available in free audio format in recent episodes of Escape Pod.
- Finally, John Scalzi gives his irreverent take on his Hugo win and Hugo loss here, and io9 serves up a Hugo recap with pictures here.